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WUCF TV shines the spotlight on heroes in this month’s ONE

Posted by Jennifer Cook on

WUCF TV’s Emmy Award-winning magazine show, ONE, highlights extraordinary stories of people, places and events all across Central Florida.

This month, ONE introduces you to a Lake County ranch that is rescuing and rehabilitating abandoned and abused horses that would otherwise be euthanized.  We follow workers from DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center in Clermont as they work to give these horses forever homes.

The LEAF program provides paid summer internships for students in nature preserves across the nation, including right here in Central Florida.  This summer, a group of students from New York spent their days working at the 11,500-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve near Kissimmee.  Go inside their work and see how students gained a new appreciation for Florida’s ecosystem.

While many women dread the upcoming football season, ONE catches up with a group of women that live for it.  Meet the Orlando Anarchy and their 32-woman roster.  These athletes work hard to win, and to break down stereotypes of a sport dominated by men; all while trying to balance home, work and family life.

Next, ONE heads to the skies with Vision of Flight.  This Orlando group provides students an introduction to careers available in aeronautics.  See the hands-on approach they take with students, all in an effort to open a whole new world of career possibilities. 

Finally, ride along on the nation’s only zip-line roller coaster, and it’s right here in Central Florida.  The ecotourism attraction, Forever Florida, sits on 47-hundred acres of conservation land in St. Cloud.  Visitors can learn about the nine different ecosystems there, but it’s the uniquely extreme rides that provide the real thrills.

ONE premieres Thursday, September 4 at 8:30 p.m. 

About ONE

The monthly magazine show, ONE, highlights some of the best and lesser-known treasures Central Florida has to offer. Central Florida is home to millions of people and thousands of local businesses, organizations and groups. But in the end, we are ONE community…and these are our stories. The locally produced show tells the stories of the people and places that make Central Florida a unique place to live. The program gives Central Florida PBS viewers a front-row seat for the greatest stories in their own backyards.